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Joined: Oct 17, 2004
Posts: 483
Posted: 2005-10-23 3:08 pm   Permalink

Since joining TC I have been trying more and more new things:
new cocktails, tropical gardens, creating fountains that spit from out of a wall,hanging thatch and leopard print material on the walls, making "fish float" lights to name just a few things.
Now I have finally decided to branch out a bit into using some tools that I have never even touched before.
It started with me wanting to trim out the area around my stairs leading down to my lounge. I have way more time then money, so I wondered if I could maybe carve up something myself. I went out and bought myself a corded dremel tool. I asked Benzart for some tips and started in working on scrap pieces of wood. That turned out OK, but trying to carve tikis was a bit too complicated for me. Then the other day I was checking out the handiwork of Bamboo Ben. I noticed that he was using a router. hmmm, my dad owns one, why not try it.
So I borrowed dads, and tried some pretty basic designs today.
Now I remind you that I had never even held one of these before, and my husband being used to me doing crazy things just left me to it.(plus he'd never used one either)
So here is my first attempt. wasn't going for beauty on this test piece, just trying to get the feel for the tool. All free-hand done...


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